Letters to the editor

Between Trump and God

EUGENE MOORE McElhattan Well, well, well, President Donald Trump reportedly slept with a porn star. President John F. Kennedy had numerous affairs with actresses. President Dwight Eisenhower reportedly also had an affair. So have numerous congressmen and congresswomen. Trump is ...

Gun protest

KEITH MCANDREW Williamsport A wise, idiomatic piece of advice says, “Don’t take down a fence until you know what it was put up for in the first place.” This advice should be heeded if you were to consider that the fence was the 2nd Amendment and you were talking about the recent ...

The 2nd Amendment

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Gun-control advocates are lying to you. Almost everything they’re telling you about guns and the 2nd Amendment is not true. When it comes to the 2nd Amendment, they use two mutually exclusive arguments, hoping you will believe at least one of them. The ...

Trump taking country in wrong direction

MARTIN P. BARONNER Duncansville I’ve seen some letters to the editor recently in newspapers that stray from the truth. One writer claimed that Planned Parenthood performed 1,304,551 abortions between 2013 and 2016. They perform pap smears, cancer screenings and supply birth control ...

How scary is Trump?

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport In answer to that question, an atheist friend of mine told me, “It’s so scary I am tempted to pray.”

Nothing like a war

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro Rex Tillerson is gone and H.R. McMaster is gone. Both were fired shortly after denouncing Vladimir Putin and Russia. The Donald has appointed John Bolton as national security advisor. Last October, I speculated that Donald wants a war; I haven’t changed ...

America needs more common-sense wisdom

GENE MONTGOMERY Altoona Has our society under the philosophy and influence of progressive liberalism become bankrupt in common sense-wisdom? If Hillary Clinton had become president, along with a liberal Congress and liberal judges, we would be well on our way to total firearm ...

End gift giving

KATHRINE MULLER Altoona Our nation’s democratic processes have been highjacked by big money. The average citizen voter no longer has the power to select representatives who care about the issues of their constituents, because too many elected officials have been swayed by gifts from ...

The Property Tax Independence Act, HB-SB 76

DIANE TRUELL Champion, Pa. Thousands of people, including seniors and families with children, have lost their homes because they can’t pay the infamous “school tax.” The school tax, which is the most regressive, abusive and hated, is essentially “rent” we must pay to the ...

Doctor’s Day

DAVID LOPATOFSKY Williamsport Physicians are living and working in one of the most dynamic and demanding evolutions health care has ever seen. From explosive progress in technology and research to shifting health coverage models, every day presents new challenges and opportunities. UPMC ...

Our 2nd Amendment

PATRICIA HANCOCK Mill Hall For all of the strict constitionalists out there, I’d like to comment on our 2nd Amendment. The first four words of the 2nd Amendment are, “A well regulated militia ...” I don’t need to write the rest, because we all know the rest. It’s so easy ...

Tarriffs

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Tariffs are terrible but necessary, according to a recent letter to the editor. They are a weapon to use to protect national security, the writer said. Tariffs are a tax not a weapon, according to the writer. Congress passed a tax plan that dramatically ...

Doctors’ Day 2018

JAEWON RYU Danville Saving lives. Comforting families. Shaping the future of medicine. These are just a few of the amazing things doctors are doing in our neighborhoods and around the world, every day. Being a doctor may not always be easy and the path is a long one. Our patients ...

Student safety

PETER MCGUIRE Hollidaysburg I was bemused by the letter to the editor of March 24 by Jan Mills Sr. After thinking about the suggestions put forth, I realized that this letter is exactly how our elected officials will move forward. In his “tongue-in-cheek” proposal, there will ...

Lowering the standards of life and common sense

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden I find it very hard to believe how this country of ours has lowered the standards of life and common sense by changing and enforcing the standards which pulled this country together over the last 100 years of our existence. I have been a part of this problem ...

Keystone Central

JAMES BENNETT Lock Haven I evidently missed the appointment of Dr. Alan Lonoconus as superintendent of Keystone Central School District? After reading the article on March 22, “CC Partnership, school district join hands,” it sounds like Keystone Central School Board President ...

Emotion trumps facts

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport I subscribe to the conviction that decisions should and can be influenced and guided by facts. So, for example, in the political world, I try my best to ferret out the provable facts on an issue after studying different sides of the argument, come to a tentative ...

Model for safe schools needs to be universal

JAN MILLS SR. Altoona I have a draft proposal for consideration regarding providing for safer schools. What I am proposing is a Pennsylvania model. If it works, I am hoping other states will utilize it. 1. The best solution for providing a safe school environment would best come from ...

Gerrymandering is not dead

ROSE REEDER Lock Haven Apparently, some citizens think that the gerrymandering issue is solved now that the courts have created a new congressional district map. This is far from the case. If we do not achieve placing a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot in 2020, nothing will ...

Some useful criteria

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled, “Weapons that are most useful in military service — M-16 rifles and the like — may be banned.” What makes a “weapon most useful in military service” is the ability to kill or wound as many people as possible in as ...